AURORA — The Class 1A baseball championship game has been postponed in order to avoid an impending storm forecast for Thursday.
The title game, originally scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday at All-Star Park in Lakewood, will now be played on Saturday at Metro State. The start time is yet to be determined, and will depend on whether or not the 5A tournament is playing at the field that same day. It will be announced on Friday.
The 5A event may be postponed if the natural grass at All-City Field in Denver is unable to recover from rain and snow on Thursday and Friday. Metro State has an artificial surface.
No. 1 Holly and No. 7 Nucla will play for the 1A championship after winning in the semifinals last weekend.
A variety of options were considered for the game, but ultimately the decision to move it was made in order to stay off of Thursday, where there is a 90 percent chance of rain and temperatures expected to range from the 30s to 40s.
The artificial surface at Metro is more resilient than a typical natural grass and dirt field, and there is only a 10 percent chance of rain on Saturday, with forecasts calling for temperatures in the mid-50s.